Life Drawing Foundations – Autumn 2022

It was not quite what I expected – but actually so much better. Thank you – I now feel so much more enabled”

Hazel B

Had a fabulous 4 days teaching a small dedicated group of students insights from Heather Spears book ‘The Creative Eye’. It was a pleasure to share my enthusiasm for this book which I know from personal experience changed the course of my drawing and understanding of the creative drawing process.  The group was a combination of beginners and some with a bit more experience and everyone enjoyed the buzz of learning together in a friendly, supportive group. Read further to find out what they thought of their experience.

Student Comments

“Its challenging – which is good thing. It makes you re-evaluate your art. [My course highlights were] making drawings which have substance and mass. I really didn’t have any expectations – I just wanted to explore to see where it would take me.”
Irene D

“The course freed me up to express myself, giving more energy to my drawing. Working with live models has given me the confidence to go to life drawing class/sessions. I learnt to look at the figure as a whole and to draw it expressively using charcoal was a new experience for me, and this also freed me up. [My course highlights were] working with live models, starting to learn how to express myself and learning to make expressive marks. It was good to get away from photo realism drawing to a freer approach.”
Ged F

“Thought provoking – enjoyed the combination of psychological and scientific aspects as well as the artistic and technical. Will read the book by Heather Spears to consolidate and digest. [My course highlights were] not one single highlight but the new way of thinking.”
Judith T

“This course has taken me through a process of unlearning and seeing differently. [My course highlights were] doing life drawing with a model, exercises freeing me up and enjoying the process. It was not quite what I expected – but actually so much better. Thank you – I now feel so much more enabled”
Hazel B